Man Utd could secure Ten Hag a “special” Kane alternative in “generational” £21.3m gem

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Erik ten Hag made an impression during his first season in the Old Trafford dugout as Manchester United had a successful season.

Even though they advanced to two cup finals, the Red Devils may not have been predicted to finish in the top four ahead of teams like Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. Their transformation from last season’s shambles has been spectacular, and they already have some hardware in the bag with another trip to Wembley on the horizon.

But it makes sense that such outstanding performances come with added pressure.

Ten Hag made significant summer purchases to significantly strengthen his team, but his team still has glaring deficiencies, particularly up front. Wout Weghorst may be liked by the former Ajax manager, but the goal-averse loanee is hardly the solution.

It appears that there are already two important targets, each with quite different skill sets. If the Red Devils, despite their long-standing interest, are unable to lure Harry Kane away from north London, they may choose to turn to Benjamin Sesko as a more long-term answer to their striking problems.

Will Ben Sesko join Manchester United?

Dean Jones, a transfer insider, updated readers on their search for a new forward in a piece for GIVEMESPORT. The Slovenian striker keeps coming up as a possibility, but given that the 19-year-old is already scheduled to join RB Leipzig this summer, this creates a confusing transfer situation.

Due to the shared Red Bull association and the striker’s asking price of €24 million (£21.3 million), the German team is anticipated to try to make a significant profit on the forward before he has ever kicked a ball for them.

There is every reason to think a transaction might be completed this summer, especially with United being the long-time pursuers and infamous big spenders.

The calibre of Benjamin Sesko?

The youthful striker had a productive season with RB Salzburg, scoring 14 goals in just 26 league games and two more in their domestic cup. He has earned plaudits for performing in such scorching fashion given his age, with journalist Ryan Taylor classifying him as one of the “generational talents.” Author colleague Manuel Veth concurred that the “kid is special” in the meantime.

Not only is his goal-scoring ability what makes him so special, but the 6 foot 5 goliath also presents a formidable physical threat that teams can rely on. Given Weghorst’s popularity with Ten Hag, who is an inch taller than this prospective replacement, the Red Devils manager might try to sign this young man and develop him into the ideal striker.

Even if Kane may already be an expert in this capacity and has an extra drive to break the Premier League scoring record, at 29 he is hardly a player of the future. It is anticipated to be far from a cheap deal, with a £100 million upfront charge also being mentioned.

Instead of racing to recruit the largest, flashiest player on the market at the lowest price, Sesko may prove to be a wiser investment for the club’s future despite his greater lack of experience. Since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, they have tried this strategy in the past with limited success.

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